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my "delete" button acts like a "back" button~ it takes me back a page if i press it once & back 3 pages if i press it 3 times... i want it to act as a delete bu

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I called Apple & went thru their regiment of exploratory tests to determine that this is only happening in Firefox browser online. It did not happen in Safari or Tor browsers.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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Would you please take a look at this :

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This did not work so I returned the settings to original. Any other help you could suggest? Thanks, Garrick

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Did you check if setting browser.backspace_action to 2 at least had effect for the backspace key?

Note that you may have to quit Firefox after changing the pref to make it work.

  • Mac: Firefox -> Quit Firefox

Is there a special action set for the delete key if you check this in the Mac setting (System Preferences -> Keyboard)?